Was just wondering if anyone has tried leech therapy for the swelling and inflammation during active thyroid eye disease. Would be interested in hearing about the experience and pros or cons to it's use.
I would like to know if there are any known issues with the following remedies. More specifically, if they would interact/hinder each other.
Borax, sodium thiosulfate, turpentine, methylene blue, lugol's iodine, trisodium phosphate. I guess I should add in my thyroid medication Armor.
My current regiment is to take Borax M-Th as told by Ted 1/8 tsp. First thing in the morning I'll take 1 drop of 2.3% MB - that gets put into a cup and mixed with 1000mg of ascorbic acid. Fr-Sun I'll take 12-30mg of Lugol's. No MB on those days, or if I do, I put 12 hours between them.
TSP I'll take after work, 1 oz of a solution (1/2 tsp in liter water).
I plan on taking STS and turpentine on different days since they are so powerful. Perhaps Saturday and Wednesday nights before bed.
Anyone see any issues with this? I also take sodium bicarb after lunch and dinner.
In my search to find out what is wrong with me since November 2006. Doctors have not yet figured it out. The only thing one of the doctors has decided is that (first I had hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms) and now they have decided that I have hypothyroid, They placed me on synthroid 50 mcg, which seems to make my problem worse. I started doing some natural stuff for my thyroid and when I go next week for my thyroid check I will know if it is working. I did not continue taking the synthroid at this time. The doctors can't figure out why my heart does the things that it does (races, drops beats, feels like it my heart trembles inside all of the time, feels like my heart stops for a second and then jumps back into starting, and then about every four months my heart with start beating with a fast rage and I wind up calling 911). They are now checking to see if it is cardiomyopathy. I will keep you posted, but in the meantime while I was doing research on the internet (which I don't gues doctors ever do) I found this interesting artcle below:
Histamine aggravated levothyroxine-induced cardiomyopathy in guinea pigs.
Hu HJ, Dai DZ, Shen YM.
Department of Pharmacology of Chinese Materia Medica, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China.
AIM: To study effects of histamine on cardiomyopathy.
METHODS: Cardiomyopathy model was developed in guinea pig by i.p. levothyroxine 0.5 mg.kg-1.d-1 for 10 d. Langendroff's hearts were perfused. ECG and contractile force were recorded. Histamine (5 micrograms) was given by intra-aortic injection. Histamine content of coronary venous effluent was determined fluorometrically.
RESULTS: Attack of histamine on cardiomyopathy was severer than that in normal hearts. Tachycardia was more prominent; atrioventricular conduction block occurred earlier; decrease in coronary flow was more marked. Uptakes of histamine were 37% in the model and 19% in the normal hearts (P < 0.01).
CONCLUSION: Histamine aggravated levothyroxine-cardiomyopathy.
Generic Name: levothyroxine (LEE voe thy ROX een)
Brand names: Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Unithroid
Zhongguo Yao Li Xue Bao. 1997 Mar;18(2):159-60
I then wondered if my symptoms got worse because of the synthroid
For 11 years, following major surgery for endometrial tumors, I had been plagued with so many symptoms, multiplying and worsening year after year. I eat only whole vegetarian foods, meditate, exercise, pray, love, and have tried every (believe me, Every!) natural remedy! Doctors want to prescribe antidepressants if you have too many complaints, or drug after drug to address each symptom.
I had night sweats (soaked through 4-6 changes of p.j.s every night) insomnia, painfully cold hands and feet, severe heart palpitations ( heart would Stop for a moment, then race to catch up, would sometimes make me collapse) nightmares, insomnia, muscle pain, chronic fatigue, painful menstruation, anxiety, phlegm,phlegm, phlegm, chronic cough, nasal drip, pelvic pain, constipation, diarhea, nausea, skin rashes, dizziness, fogginess, an indescribable feeling of unwellness, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia... the list goes on and on....it was unbearable and no wonder it sounded like hypochondria. I urge anyone who has many symptoms that they can't seem to resolve to check out www.wilsonssyndrome.com. I stumbled upon it and it has saved my life. The remedy is liothyronine...a natural substance normally produced by your body. It is not easy to find a physician who will work with you on this, but try. I only take one capsule per day, as opposed to cycling on and off the medication like the website says. It made life worth living for me again.
EC: Liothyronine (Brand names: Cytomel, Triostat) is a medication prescribed to treat thyroid issues.
"Liothyronine sodium is a synthetic (man-made) version of one of the two hormones made by the thyroid gland, triiodothyronine. It is used for treating individuals who are hypothyroid (do not produce enough thyroid hormones)." Source
More information here: http://www.drugs.com/MTM/liothyronine.html
It appears they have changed the formula of this natural dessicated thyroid med. that everyone has been seeing good results with please see link: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/2014/05/08/dear-erfa-canada-stop-nonsense-change-desiccated-thyroid-back/
Has anyone had experience with hyper- functioning thyroid nodules. Possibly Plummer's disease. I am at the point of either surgery or radiation. I would really appreciate any successful stories of healing such naturally. Thank you in advance.
Does anyone know a natural cure for thyroid nodules with mild hyperT, please? I've found how someone found relief using ACV/baking soda, co-enzyme, selenium and L-lysine, which I plan to try, but that remedy was for hyperT caused by Graves Disease, I think. My problem is thyroid nodules which seem to be making thyroxine on their own. I'm waiting to see a specialist but the possible problem seems to be Plummer's Disease (i. E. Toxic multinodular goitre). I'm not on any medication. Thanks.
After the birth of my son almost 5 yrs ago, my birth control choice was Mirena I.U.D.. Up until the day that it was implanted, I was steadily losing the baby weight, that first day-I stopped losing and began gaining, slowly. I didn't attribute this to the choice but, to the fact of relocating, taking in a foster child in addition to 2- 8 yr olds and a newborn, life... I had it in for three yrs before tieing my tubes and that's when my OB/GYN found the nodules and sent me for the ultrasound. My question is: Is there a home remedy that could help reduce the size of the nodules and help alleviate the obvious hypothyroidism the birth control caused?
Orange City, Florida, Usa
If you have thyroid disease, can you eat cruciferous vegetables? I have read that you should avoid them completely, and other sources say you can have them as long as they are cooked. Thanks.
I am obese not from overeating, but due to stressors that I did not handle well and that caused a major stroke a year ago. Since then, I have made a major change in my diet even though I had eaten very well before without white flours, sugars and the other problem foods for many years. Now I am eating raw vegan foods and have not only finally dropped almot 40 pounds but my blood sugar levels are down to the mid-90s. I credit eating a raw food lifestyle with all this! My thyroid numbers are also in the more normal range! Lots of good changes that I believe eating a raw food lifestyle made happen.
Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania
Hot Springs, Ar, Usa
Long Beach, Ca, Usa
hi, i suffered with weight gain and thinning hair, although blood tests showed borderline hypothyroidism i started taking sea kelp and at last my weight has slowly started to come off and as a plus my hair grows much thicker and quickly. i will take this supplement for life.
Somewhere, in USA
Carbicarb remedy which is a solution for many symptoms!! I had painful red itchy hands with pimples after working in the garden and i took 1/4 teaspoon of soda crystals (baking soda and sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water the trademark is Tricel, made in the Netherlands, and in one hour the symptoms were gone. I also had running nose and the soda crystals dried my nose. My nose sometimes gets blocked and with daily use of soda crystals can return your nose to its normal condition and opened sinuses. Soda crystals does a lot! It helps my mother sleep easily, it alkalises your brain, helps your hypothalamus and help your exhausted adrenal glands to recover.This remedy and advice i got from Ted, he advised me to take daily soda crystals with a lot of water... It is helping my thyroid problem as well as i have hypothyroidism. I hope it will clean my liver too from the fats and clean it like it cleans a dirty plate. Thanx Ted for the great help you give with your advice as always. You are the best website!!! And Ted is the best! What do we do without Ted? What do we do without Earthclinic? We would probably die.. I am telling everyone i know how great Earthclinic is and they are checking your site.
Hey Ec... Happy Memorial day to everyone.... Quick question guys... Anyone heard of these products for hypothyroid? T-100, GTA Forte, Spectra 303T and Thyrostim. I was reading a book recently that listed these supplements and since I am trying without success to get off meds, I was thrilled to find something that I have never tried or even heard of. Please anyone who has tried these, I would love to hear your comments. Thanks guys...
When I was a teen my thyroid was so low that I had the highest TSH score my doctor had ever seen. He said my thyroid was most likely dead. I believed him for twenty years. After a lot of research, I was lead to try alternative methods and found a good "muscle tester". She said my body did NOT like my Rx, (Levothyroxin, but I had used Synthroid in the past with similar results being that I was still very symptomatic) and replaced it with a whole foods supplement. I was VERY wary about stopping my meds. I expected to see the exhaustion and mental fog I feel the next day when I accidently skip a dose, but I was shocked to see an INCREASE in energy and in my ability to focus mentally. I was able to sort clutter all day for four days straight in preperation for an upcoming move. This would have been a nightmare for me before. I have been off my medication and taking the supplements for over a month now and I feel so much better! The supplement I use for thyroid is called Thytrophin PMG and is made by Standard Process (www.standardprocess.com). It is very reasonably priced and it's all natural. It is supporting my body to make its own hormone which I never dreamed would be possible.
It is ESSENTIAL that you have muscle testing done to determine the needed dose. You can also learn to self test. It's actually pretty simple. The good news? My tester said it's pretty common that people can eventually stop taking the supplements once their bodies recieve the necessary nutritional support. I figure I will probably always have to check up on my thyroid and use this natural support on and off, but that's a far cry from a "dead" thyroid with lifelong Rx requiring blood work, etc.
I feel so good I can't even explain what this has done for me! PLEASE look into this. It's really true that you can get off your meds. Chiropractors are licensed to carry this, so they would be a good place to start.
I get flare-ups of hyperthyroid symptoms - my test results have come back with the markers of graves disease. I have taken these symptoms to help with my hyperthyroid/jitteriness/insomnia/racing thoughts. If I take them for a few days - a few weeks and then re-take a thyroid test, my thyroid levels actually show remarkable improvement as my symptoms improve:
L-Tryptophan - 500milligrams - 3 pills up to 3X a day (without food)
Magnesium Chloride - 2 teaspoons 3X/a day (with food). I have also used Magnesium Citrate 1-2 teaspoons up to 3X a day. I think I prefer the Magnesium Chloride.
Magnesium Glycinate 400milligrams - up to 3X/day (with food)
Vitamin E - I know some doctors advise against taking large amounts of vitamin E so please check with your doctor. When I get very jittery vitamin E helps make me tired and calm me down so I'll take up to 800 iU a day of vitamin E as well.
These are the supplements that have significantly helped me. Please check with your doctor first!